Native American name controversy The first difficulty in addressing stereotypes is the terminology to use when referring to Indigenous peoples, which is an ongoing controversy.
Getty Images Growing up in the Midwest, I can remember sitting in school, learning about the Civil War and the supposed reasons behind it: White Southerners kept Black people as slaves, treated them as second-class citizens or less thanworked them to the bone, and refused to give up this free labor until the inevitable result was war.
We were taught how wrong this was — the enslavement of our fellow citizens, the rendering of other people as less than human, simply because their skin was a different shade than ours.
We were taught that Southerners held racist and stereotypical views toward a group of people common to their geographical area, yet we refused to acknowledge our own stereotypical views toward the group of people common to our geographical area — Native Americans.
And growing up, I heard many things said about the Native American ethnicity. Some things were good, most were bad, but all had one thing in common: They were sweeping generalizations — overarching assumptions that ascribe a specific set of characteristics to all people of a certain culture.
Otherwise known as stereotypes. My fellow Midwesterners had some learning to do. Like those Southerners of the Civil War era and others who hold racist beliefs todaywe needed to move beyond stereotypical perceptions of Native Americans. But to move beyond stereotypes, first we have to understand them.
All Native Americans are alcoholics. One of the stereotypes ascribed most commonly to Native Americans is that they are all alcoholics. This is simply untrue.
According to a study published by the National Institute On Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism NIAAAwhite people — specifically, white men — are more likely than any other demographic group to drink alcohol on a daily basis, start drinking at a younger age, and drive while under the influence of alcohol.
Native Americans are lazy. All Native Americans live on reservations. American Indians receive special benefits and privileges from the government.
Yes, Native Americans often receive educational benefits like reduced tuition and Pell Grants, but so do other historically disadvantaged people, like the disabled and war veterans.
Besides, the government took their land. By giving Native people educational and monetary advantages, we are simply fulfilling a legal contract in exchange for the cessation of their land.
Native Americans overreact to their likenesses being used in school celebrations or as team mascots. Because white people smearing war paint on their faces and donning headdresses is soo different from dressing in blackface and performing slapstick comedy in front of a crowd.
If we want to celebrate Native culture, we must respect it. But the thing about positive stereotypes is that they set the bar unrealistically high.
Native Americans are spiritual and wise. American Indians are animal lovers, tree-huggers, and sun-worshippers. When we think of the Native culture, often the first thing to come to mind is their supposed love of animals — especially eagles and wolves.
We also tend to think of Natives as being extreme environmentalists who worship nature and the earth. According to this great resourceNative Americans worship a Supreme Being just like other cultures do.
And even if some are, who are we to judge? Native Americans are all dancers and storytellers. Again, some traditional dancing and storytelling is part of Native culture — just like the tango and merengue are part of Latin culture and gospel music is part of African culture.
But to say that all Natives are rain-dancers is just like saying that all Latin Americans dance like Ricky Martin, all Africans have great singing voices, and that all Jewish people are good with money. And therein lies the problem: If we already believe something about someone, what motivation do we have to get to know them as individual people?
Be honest with yourself. About to tell a racist joke?
Catch yourself in the act, and stop before you go through with it. Step outside your comfort zone.Nepalese face many stereotypes internationally, but my experience with them has been limited to India.
I have traveled to India five times before, mostly for leisure or work related reasons, and I can remember on the fourth visit, I was in Agra on a guided tour of the Taj Mahal. Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin What is a stereotype?
- Stereotypes introduction?? A stereotype is a simplified image of a person, group, etc. Does stereotyping save us the trouble of finding out what the world is like? Are stereotypes damaging? Is there anything positive or helpful about stereotyping?
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